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DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for purchasing The Sippressor.

The Sippressor can be used in many different clinical applications. The benefit of The Sippressor can only be realized with the proper insertion into the mouth. It is not designed to benefit all clinical procedures. Once you get familiar with it you can determine for yourself when you like to use it.

Most fluids build up in the retromolar area, make sure The Sippressor goes there. This can be achieved by placing on the upper or lower arch. Position The Sippressor for a trial fit before flossing the connector through. Usually between the 5+6 or 6+7. (The distal end should be in the retromolar area).

Instructions for using The Sippressor tubing

  • If you are a dentist you must have two high volume suction lines, if you have only one either contact us at 604-569-0099 or contact your dental service company to install a second one.
  • Included in your initial order is a “Sippressor tubing”, insert the large end into your high volume suction line, it should fit precisely.
  • Depending on the layout of your operatory there are options on where to place “The Sippressor tubing”. For a rear delivery unit it works well to place the on/off switch (bullfrog) of the high volume tubing between the chair and headrest behind the patients neck. This is only one possibility; there are many other ways to place “The Sippressor tubing”. The main criteria being that the weight of “The Sippressor tubing” is balanced and not pulling The Sippressor out of the mouth.
  • Once “The Sippressor tubing” is attached to the high volume tubing and in a balanced position it sometimes helps to clip “The Sippressor tubing” to the bib. This helps keep it in place. A “clip” is provided and can be found on “The Sippressor tubing”.
  • Now you are ready to insert The Sippressor in the mouth.

Instructions for the intra-oral Sippressors.
(There are 4 different designs).

It is suggested you try all four and only re order what you find most helpful. Place in the quadrant you will be restoring.

  • The Sippressor comes in a one-foot and two foot lengths. The intra oral component is the same only the position of the on/off switch is different. The Sippressor is inserted into the mouth by holding the connector with your thumb and index fingers of your right and left hand. Then pull and stretch the connector until it is as thin as a piece of floss and use a back and forth motion to essentially “floss” the connectors between two teeth. It works well to go between the second premolar (5) and the first molar (6). (If you want The Sippressor further posterior place it between the 1st and 2nd molars, try to make sure The Sippressor is laying flat (horizontal) and not flipping up (vertical), at this point you can pull on the ends of the connector to tighten The Sippressor. Once you are satisfied with the positioning you can attach The Sippressor to the already positioned Sippressor tubing. Only place fingers on the connector not on tubing. This is a good time to instruct the patient on the use of the on/off switch.

    You may have to trim the Connector with a pair of scissors if it is too long.

  • The on/off switch one-foot length (the length for hygienists and optional length for dentists). The on/off switch will be located just above the heart level. The patient’s arm will be at a 45-degree angle to the switch. Two-foot length (not for hygienists optional for dentists) the on/off switch will be located around the patient’s hip level, the patients arm will be at approximately 90 degrees. The on/off switch can be left on the fully on position or partially on position. It can also be left in the “off” position and turned on by the patient when required.
  • The floss Sippressor: For insertion floss, the posterior piece of floss between two teeth. Usually the first (6) and second (7) molars. Floss the anterior piece of floss between the first premolar (4) and second premolar (5). The Sippressor fits better if you skip a contact, in other words if you do not use two adjacent contacts The Sippressor will be fit better and be more snug. After the two pieces of floss are flossed through the contact pull the two pieces of floss so that The Sippressor cinches around the teeth and tie a knot that doesn’t slip. Once you are satisfied with the positioning you can attach The Sippressor to the already positioned Sippressor tubing. Instruct the patient on the use of the on/off switch.
  • Instructions on using a rubber dam clamp: place a clamp as you normally would after The Sippressor is in place. The Sippressor tubing should sit under the wings of the clamp. An 8A or 14A clamp works extremely well for this because the wings are curved and the tubing sits underneath the curvature. You can now proceed to place a rubber dam or work with just the clamp and no rubber dam, The Sippressor and clamp provide good isolation and suction. It is even possible to prepare teeth for restorations without the need for a dental assistant.
  • Instructions for placing the Dam: once the clamp is in place a rubber dam can be inserted. One hole for each tooth can be punched or one large hole for a few teeth. There should be minimal moisture, as The Sippressor will reduce the moisture especially lingual to the teeth.
  • If you are using a dam and do not have an assistant (Dental Schools), there is an effective way to get suction above and below the dam. Just distal to the clamped tooth pull up a small amount of The Sippressor tubing above the dam. You should see a little Sippressor tubing pointing up in the mouth above the dam and the rest of The Sippressor below the dam. The piece above the dam collects aerosols from the high speed and below the dam The Sippressor collects saliva.
  • Instructions for bite-block Sippressor: the straight Sippressor is for a bite block. Place “The Sippressor tubing” in the centre of the bite block. Position it correctly and fasten into place by getting some friction with the ring placed snuggly into the bite block. Insert bite block normally and attach The Sippressor to the already positioned “Sippressor Tubing”. Instruct the patient on the use of the on/off switch.
  • Y-Shaped Adaptor: if you require a drier field or are dealing with excessive moisture using two Sippressors will help (this is facilitated by using the Y-Shaped adaptor). The gray rubber end is taken off The Sippressor tubing and replaced with the Y-Shaped adaptor, then proceed as you normally would except you are doing it in two quadrants (you can choose any two quadrants). Everything else remains the same.
  • If a connector rips you must dispose of The Sippressor and use a new one.
  • It is beneficial to try The Sippressor on a team member before trying on a patient.
  • Please contact us, using the email or phone number below, if there are any concerns.

ADDRESS
100 - 555 West Georgia St.

Vancouver, BC V6B 1Z6
604-569-0099

CONTACT
Adrienne
Email: sippressor@gmail.com